New York Artist Geoffrey Harding Of The Woodland Indian
My work (Geoffrey Harding) about the lore of the Woodland Indian, especially the Haudenosaunee is currently being shown in a gallery in Newfane NY called Shoppe On Mainwith photography viewable on Facebook on the site “Woodland Arts Studio“.
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Self-motivated and self directed, I began to draw and paint at a very young age and developed a uniquely personal style in the years I was dedicated to creating his art. My devotion manifests itself in master of pencils, acrylics, watercolors and oil. I currently live and work in upstate New York. from a studio overlooking Lake Ontario. I derive inspiration from the surroundings landscape and my abiding love of nature: Plants, animals / natural surroundings that are essential resources of imagery for inspiration. Correlating these with Native philosophies I created a reflection of a now-vanished way of life.
Growing up in the shadows of Fort Niagara exposed me to the history and intrigue of the 18th Century. My deep commitment and sincere connection to the Eastern Woodland Indian gives power and life to my paintings. As an artist I feel that when you look into the eyes of my subjects you should be looking into their souls. I exclusively use Native people as models in order to insure the honesty and quality of my artwork.
Harding participates in “Living History events” or re-enactments of the French and Indian and Revolutionary War periods throughout Western New York and Pennsylvania. His paintings have been long sought after as cover art for publications such as Muzzleloader Magazine, On The Trail, Susquehanna Life, Capstone Press, Backwoodsman and numerous book covers for Wennawoods publishing and other historic publications.